You’d probably recognize it anywhere: a green package with red lettering that’s packed with little pods of dish cleaning magic. You guessed it, it’s none other than dishwashing product Cascade! This go-to cleaning staple is so easy to pop inside your washer and gets your dishes sparkling clean.
But beyond its most popular use, Cascade can be used in a bunch of other ways around the house. Want your whites whiter? Want that soap scum ring in the tub gone? Look no further than your trusty Cascade tablets!
Here are 11 ways you can use this dishwashing detergent that you’ve probably never thought to try before, brought to us by The Coupon Challenge.
1. Clean Soap Scumyour tub? Use a bit of cascade on a sponge and scrub stubborn scum off your tub! Make sure to rinse clean after treatment.
2. Clean Toilet Bowl Stains
Help get rid of all types of stains (it works well for water stains, especially) in your toilet bowl by cleaning with Cascade. Let it sit for several minutes then scrub with a toilet brush.
3. Remove Coffee or Tea Stains
4. Remove Stubborn Food
Food that is stuck or burnt to your pans can be removed by soaking in Cascade and hot water. You can also try making a paste out of Cascade and a little bit of hot water. Let sit and the burnt food should come right off leaving your pot as good as new.
5. Clean the Litter Box
6. Clean Greasy Appliances
If you cannot get grease off your appliances, try mixing 1/4 cup of Cascade to 1 gal. of hot water. Scrub the appliance to remove grimy build-up.
7. Clean a Thermos
8. Get Your Whites, Whiter
Add 1/2 cup of the Cascade powder to hot water. Let your white clothing soak for about an hour and you’ll find the stains should be removed. Similarly, adding a bit of Cascade gel directly to the stain and leaving to sit work well. Note: ONLY try this trick on white, not on colors.
9. Clean Painted Walls
10. Clean Stove Fan Filter
That filter above your stove can often get clogged with grease or smoke and this makes it difficult to do its job. Try soaking the filter in Cascade and hot water before rinsing with hot water and allow it to dry completely.
11. Clean Blinds